The UAE office was established in 2012 in response to continuing work in the region and its strategic location covering the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

PAI provides specialist programming, contract administration, dispute resolution and quantum services within the international construction and engineering sector.

The PAI UAE office provides expert planning, strategic, contractual and commercial management and dispute resolution services across the Middle East, African and Asia regions

Dispute Resolution Services

In addition to acting as independent experts for forensic delay analysis, our UAE practice also includes acting on behalf of our clients in formal dispute resolution proceedings. We have drafted and presented submissions as client's representative in proceedings for dispute boards, expert determinations, adjudications and amicable settlement discussions and have acted as contract and commercial advisors to assist clients in arbitration and legal proceedings by providing reviews and comments on issues and expert reports.

Strategic, Contractual and Commercial Management

Our team includes qualified legal, contract and commercial practitioners who are regularly appointed to provide strategic advice and project implementation plans for turning around projects in distress. This entails the undertaking of detailed independent reviews to identify the key issues affecting project performance and the development of strategic plans to resolve those issues as efficiently and expeditiously as possible to achieve objective outcomes. PAI are frequently engaged to lead and manage implementation of the strategic plan which can include the development of high quality entitlement submissions to support claim or dispute resolution procedures, acting as lead negotiator or client representative in commercial discussions or dispute forums, or in acting as independent advisor to the main board.

In addition, our team of contractual and commercial staff is well versed in the provision of contract administration and commercial services on projects with the ability to lead and direct client resources to engineer robust project controls systems and procedures.


PAI provides planning and delay analysis services to support the delivery of construction works, for the purposes of making or defending extension of time claims, and the provision of independent expert reports in support of formal dispute resolution processes. Our planning team is internationally experienced across a wide-range of industry sectors and is frequently engaged on mega-projects.

PAI understands client needs through our experience in delivering complex projects